Current research interests focus on mammalian growth and development with an emphasis on the investigation of cellular and molecular mechanisms governing skeletal muscle size, regeneration and metabolism. Specific interests include: 1) skeletal muscle stem cell biology in various model systems including nutritional and age-related diseases such as metabolic syndrome as well as genetic diseases such as muscular dystrophy, and 2) the impact of hyperthermia (as a result of environmental influences, exercise and the combination thereof) on animal growth and performance.
- Ph.D., Cornell University, Animal Science, 2004
- M.S., Cornell University, Animal Science, 1999
- B.S., Cornell University, Animal Science, 1996